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Barcelona - Test times - March 6

ART's James Calado was the fastest man on the wet Circuit de Catalunya track on Wednesday, as GP2 teams faced another sodden day of pre-season testing.
Heavy rain once again hampered much of the day's running at the 2.892-mile, 16-turn Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain on Wednesday, the second of the final three-day pre-season test session for the GP2 teams and drivers.

ART's James Calado set the fastest time of the day in the morning session with a lap of 1:50.218s, while Johnny Cecotto Jr.'s 1:52.781s for Arden was the best of the afternoon times but still two and a half seconds off the earlier benchmark.

There were two new faces in pit lane for Wednesday's sessions, after Switzerland's Formula Two star Christopher Zanella had taken over from Luciano Bachetta for Russian Time, and Italian Formula Three champion Riccardo Agostini had displaced Pal Varhaug from the cockpit of his Hilmer Motorsport.

There were red flags in the morning for Stefano Coletti (Rapax), Daniel Abt (ART) and Cecotto, while in the afternoon the stoppages were down to Agostini, Julian Leal (Racing Engineering), Rene Binder (Venezuela GP Lazarus) and finally an encore performance from Abt 20 minutes from the end.

Morning results

1. James Calado ART Grand Prix 1m 50.218 (30 laps)
2. Felipe Nasr Carlin 1m 50.902 (14 laps)
3. Adrian Quaife-Hobbs MP Motorsport 1m 51.642 (29 laps)
4. Rene Binder Venezuela GP Lazarus 1m 51.689 (17 laps)
5. Daniel Abt ART Grand Prix 1m 52.034 (24 laps)
6. Mitch Evans Arden International 1m 52.176 (24 laps)
7. Tom Dillmann * Russian Time 1m 52.233 (23 laps)
8. Marcus Ericsson DAMS 1m 52.266 (23 laps)
9. Johnny Cecotto Jr. Arden International 1m 52.296 (17 laps)
10. Kevin Giovesi * Venezuela GP Lazarus 1m 52.457 (19 laps)
11. Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering 1m 52.594 (26 laps)
12. Simon Trummer Rapax 1m 52.685 (29 laps)
13. Daniel De Jong MP Motorsport 1m 52.692 (30 laps)
14. Julian Leal Racing Engineering 1m 52.946 (26 laps)
15. Jake Rosenzweig Barwa Addax Team 1m 53.100 (25 laps)
16. Sergio Canamasas * Caterham Racing 1m 53.160 (21 laps)
17. St├ęphane Richelmi DAMS 1m 53.216 (25 laps)
18. Robin Frijns * Trident Racing 1m 53.649 (2 laps)
19. Christopher Zanella * Russian Time 1m 53.772 (23 laps)
20. Conor Daly * Hilmer Motorsport 1m 53.912 (17 laps)
21. Rodolfo Gonzalez * Trident Racing 1m 53.994 (12 laps)
22. Jolyon Palmer Carlin 1m 54.075 (18 laps)
23. Stefano Coletti Rapax 1m 54.547 (20 laps)
24. Ma Qing Hua Caterham Racing 1m 54.857 (22 laps)
25. Riccardo Agostini * Hilmer Motorsport 1m 55.077 (16 laps)
26. Rio Haryanto Barwa Addax Team 1m 55.366 (30 laps)

Afternoon results

1. Johnny Cecotto Jr. Arden International 1m 52.781 (18 laps)
2. James Calado ART Grand Prix 1m 52.878 (28 laps)
3. Felipe Nasr Carlin 1m 52.892 (24 laps)
4. Kevin Giovesi * Venezuela GP Lazarus 1m 53.081 (21 laps)
5. Adrian Quaife-Hobbs MP Motorsport 1m 53.243 (30 laps)
6. Simon Trummer Rapax 1m 53.414 (32 laps)
7. Daniel De Jong MP Motorsport 1m 53.515 (26 laps)
8. Julian Leal Racing Engineering 1m 53.524 (37 laps)
9. Stefano Coletti Rapax 1m 53.818 (14 laps)
10. Tom Dillmann * Russian Time 1m 53.819 (23 laps)
11. Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering 1m 53.920 (22 laps)
12. Conor Daly * Hilmer Motorsport 1m 53.983 (22 laps)
13. St├ęphane Richelmi DAMS 1m 54.137 (29 laps)
14. Marcus Ericsson DAMS 1m 54.161 (36 laps)
15. Sergio Canamasas * Caterham Racing 1m 54.240 (18 laps)
16. Rene Binder Venezuela GP Lazarus 1m 54.349 (14 laps)
17. Robin Frijns * Trident Racing 1m 54.360 (18 laps)
18. Ma Qing Hua Caterham Racing 1m 54.494 (33 laps)
19. Mitch Evans Arden International 1m 54.513 (17 laps)
20. Rodolfo Gonzalez * Trident Racing 1m 54.563 (27 laps)
21. Rio Haryanto Barwa Addax Team 1m 54.662 (35 laps)
22. Jake Rosenzweig Barwa Addax Team 1m 54.845 (23 laps)
23. Jolyon Palmer Carlin 1m 54.940 (23 laps)
24. Riccardo Agostini * Hilmer Motorsport 1m 55.359 (26 laps)
25. Christopher Zanella * Russian Time 1m 55.425 (12 laps)
26. Daniel Abt ART Grand Prix 1m 55.770 (26 laps)

* denotes currently only confirmed for Barcelona test



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Conor Daly (USA, Hilmer Motorsport) during the first day of pre-season testing at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain. Tuesday 5th March. (Photo Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service)
Kevin Giovesi (ITA, Venezuela GP Lazarus) during the second day of pre-season testing at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain. Wednesday 6th March. (Photo Credit: Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Adrian Quaife-Hobbs (GBR, MP Motorsport) during the second day of pre-season testing at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain. Wednesday 6th March. (Photo Credit: Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service.)
James Calado (GBR , ART Grand Prix) during the second day of pre-season testing at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain. Wednesday 6th March. (Photo Credit: Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Daniel Abt (GER, ART Grand Prix) during the second day of pre-season testing at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain. Wednesday 6th March. (Photo Credit: Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Johnny Cecotto Jr. (VEN, Arden Inernational) during the first day of pre-season testing at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain. Tuesday 5th March. (Photo Credit: Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stefano Coletti (MON, Racing Engineering) in action at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Zak Mauger/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stefano Coletti (MON, Racing Engineering) in action at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Race winner Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) & runner-up Stefano Coletti (MON, Racing Engineering) celebrate with champagne after race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS), Stefano Coletti (MON, Racing Engineering) & Stephane Richelmi (MON, DAMS) on the podium after race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Dean Stoneman (GBR, Marussia Manor Racing), Alex Lynn (GBR, Carlin), and Marvin Kirchhofer (GER, ART Grand Prix) on the podium after race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jimmy Eriksson (SWE, Koiranen GP), Dino Zamparelli (GBR, ART Grand Prix) & Marvin Kirchhofer (GER, ART Grand Prix) celebrate after race 1 at the  Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Saturday 6 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix), Arthur Pic (FRA, Campos Racing) & Mitch Evans (NZL, RT RUSSIAN TIME) on the podium at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Saturday 6 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) celebrates on the podium at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Saturday 6 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) celebrates in Parc Ferme after victory in the feature race at  Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Saturday 6 September 2014. (Photo: Steven Tee/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) celebrates in Parc Ferme after victory in the feature race at  Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Saturday 6 September 2014. (Photo: Zak Mauger/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) claims pole in qualifying at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. 6th September. Friday 5 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) claims pole in qualifying at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. 6th September. Friday 5 September 2014. (Photo: Zak Mauger/GP2 Series Media Service.)

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